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What Difference the Day Makes

Episode 2.01 (11)
Wed, August 16, 2017 (8:40)
758,000 viewers (7th)
Written by Tony McNamara
Directed by Ian Watson

Life is about to get a whole lot more complicated for bad boy Doctor Hugh. Penny has been gone for a month now, after trading Whyhope for a job in the city. And she's making the most of the lifestyle change, including dating an ex-army medic she met at her new hospital, Dr Toke, which leaves Hugh less than impressed. Will Hugh play his cards right and win her back before it's too late?

Meanwhile, Whyhope hospital is in chaos with Hugh's dangerously incompetent new boss Nora Gumbleton at the helm.

Matt has disappeared to clear his head and Charlie is desperately trying to get him to return home, their marriage is in trouble, and it's all thanks to Hugh. Theirs isn't the only relationship being tested. When Hugh's teenage son Ajax and his devoutly religious long-term girlfriend Hayley accidentally have sex, Ajax wants to marry her!

After winning the election as Mayor, Hugh's mother Meryl faces a corruption investigation and could lose everything, while his dad Jim is rushed to hospital after he collapses. His life is in danger, and only Hugh can save him.

And all the while, Hugh fights with temptation at every turn. The countdown is on, can he make it to the end of his probation without screwing up again, and ruining his career forever?


  • Rodger Corser as Hugh Knight
  • Nicole da Silva as Charlie
  • Ryan Johnson as Matt Knight
  • Tina Bursill as Meryl Knight
  • Hayley McElhinney as Penny
  • Chloe Bayliss as Hayley
  • Matt Castley as Ajax
  • Belinda Bromilow as Betty
  • Brittany Clark as Mia
  • Charles Wu as Ken
  • Steve Bisley as Jim Knight


  • Winta McGrath as Floyd
  • James Lugton as Principal Collins
  • Jacek Koman as Trevor
  • Nicola Parry as Surgeon
  • Glen Robinson as Anaethetist
  • Felicity Jurd as Harriet
  • Helen Thomson as Nora
  • Aria Dixon as Baby
  • Delilah Mines as Baby
  • Finley McCaffery as Baby
  • Patrick Wilson as Rod Eagle
  • Lucy Durack as Tugger
  • Vanessa Buckley as Kimberly
  • Angus McLaren as Dr. Toke
  • Shalom Brune-Franklin as Aoife